I spent the bulk of the long weekend working on book 3 and stressing about the fact I’m still so far behind. (The perfectionist in me is crying over the fact I’m definitely going to miss my original deadline. But, ya know, life. Can’t be locked in my apartment writing every hour of every day.) I took a quick break from Ruby’s latest emotional trauma to put together a Pinterest board for my fantasy-ish side project. (As much as I love TDM series, it’s so dark and what happens to everyone is so terrible that I have to take mental health breaks from writing it.) I really hope I have a chance to finish it and that you guys have a chance to read it. What do you think it’s about? I’ll give you a hint—it has nothing to do with the fae/faeries.
This reminds me so much of the side, non-TDM project I keep cheating on book 3 with. I’m sorry book 3, but this idea is so purdy and romantic it’s hard to resist it!
Come, my friends. - Ulysses by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
'T is not too late to seek a newer world.
Push off, and sitting well in order smite
The sounding furrows; for my purpose holds
To sail beyond the sunset, and the baths
Of all the western stars, until I die.
It may be that the gulfs will wash us down;
It may be we shall touch the Happy Isles,
And see the great Achilles, whom we knew.
Tho’ much is taken, much abides; and tho’
We are not now that strength which in old days
Moved earth and heaven, that which we are, we are,—
One equal temper of heroic hearts,
Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.
Come, my friends.
- Ulysses by Alfred, Lord Tennyson